Alternative name: Arnot's Chat = Arnott's Chat
- Myrmecocichla arnotti
Male is black with white crown and white on the shoulder; tail and rump being completely black separate it from other similar birds.
Female is mostly black including crown but with black-speckled white on breast and throat.
There are 2 subspecies
- M. a. harterti:
- M. a. arnotti:
Ruaha Chat was formerly considered conspecific.
In Rwanda they don't inhabit miombo woodland like across the border in Tanzania but human habitations and nest in roofs.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- BF Member observations
- Birdforum thread mentioning the possible split of "Ruaha Chat" (in post 356)
- Sinclair et al. 2002. Birds of Southern Africa. Princeton Field Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. ISBN 0-691-09682-1
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) White-headed Black Chat. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 15 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/White-headed_Black_Chat